Crafty idea to raise cash

PUBLISHED: 15:03 22 November 2006 | UPDATED: 09:59 31 May 2010

Youngsters display their artwork in a fund-raising exhibition

Youngsters display their artwork in a fund-raising exhibition

YOUNG artists from Duxford saw their masterpieces displayed alongside the work of experienced painters at a school exhibition which raised £1000 on Friday. The Christmas art fair at Duxford Church of England Community Primary School, allowed pupils to see

YOUNG artists from Duxford saw their masterpieces displayed alongside the work of experienced painters at a school exhibition which raised £1000 on Friday.

The Christmas art fair at Duxford Church of England Community Primary School, allowed pupils to see their creations in a professional setting.

PTA chairman Sheridan Tongue said: "The exhibition was a great success and the 12 local artists all said it had given them a real buzz.

"The children took part in the fair by creating artwork in different mediums, including dyed fabrics, photography, drawing and computer-generated art.

"I think they were all given a real confidence boost and were inspired to see their art presented in a professional manner alongside adults' work."

The school received 20 per cent commission on all artwork sold, and the £200 will go towards a new outdoor classroom.

The school intends to buy a wooden seating structure to enable children to have their art and music classes outside in the warmer months.

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